Painted Brick Fireplace

This my friends, is a story of a makeover. A makeover that happened twice. Well, 2-1/2 times. You’ll see what I mean. I am in love with this painted brick fireplace. It has contrast and texture and simplicity. But it took a bit of work to get here… First, don’t be alarmed by the giant […]

Saving a Beauty

Oops, I did it again… I may have found myself at a local garage sale this weekend. And, I may of come home with truck full of gems. I may have… I did. But look… how pretty is she?! I’ve been waiting for a great mid-century modern china cabinet to cross my path. Like this […]

Yard sales and night stands.

Remember that yard sale (when I ran into the husband)? Ya, it was a good one. Not only did we come home with this incredible wood locker… But, we also scored a solid wood side table! A cute shape, and totally functional with 2 open shelves. This guy is getting a little makeover to become […]

Mirror – Before and After

I was on the hunt for vintage clothing when I came across this mirror for… wait for it… 2 bucks!! Yes, $2 at the local thrift shop. The frame is actually heavy plastic and the mirror was in fantastic condition. One little fix-up needed. One side had some of the filigree missing, so I grabbed […]

Backyard – Before and After

In the summer of 2008, after a long winter, we decided it was time to tackle the backyard. Our goal was to create a outdoor room to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Step One: dig up perfectly good sod. Boo. Leveling is the name of the game. Level the black dirt, cover with gravel. […]

Before & After: Buffet Cabinet

Ooooh this is an oldie, but we turned her into a goodie. This little gem was hiding under my stairs, possibly ashamed of its paint job from days gone past… but we turned that around! New paint, hardware, glass inserts, added moulding and lots (LOTS) of elbow grease, has her standing proud, front and centre, […]